Regal Rexnord Corporation has reached a definitive agreement with Altra Industrial Motion Corp. providing for Regal Rexnord to acquire 100% of Altra shares.
Altra is a global designer and manufacturer of a wide range of highly engineered motion control, automation, and power transmission solutions. The transaction expands Regal Rexnord's portfolio, customer reach, and product diversity while enabling the creation of shareholder value through enhanced growth and substantial cost synergies.
"This acquisition opens up many new avenues for profitable growth. In particular, Altra's Automation & Specialty platform transforms our existing automation portfolio – namely ModSort and Automation Solutions (formerly Arrowhead) – into a meaningful, global automation solutions provider. The automation business has highly attractive growth prospects and margins, serving many markets that have anticipated secular growth tailwinds, including factory automation, medical, aerospace, and warehouse & logistics," said Regal Rexnord CEO, Louis Pinkham.
"The transaction also significantly enhances our power transmission portfolio, in particular our industrial powertrain offering, by adding complementary products in brakes, gears, and clutches, while extending the number of end markets in which we actively participate," he added.
"We believe this combination presents attractive opportunities for all our stakeholders – our customers, our associates, and our shareholders. We see tremendous upside from bringing Regal Rexnord's 80/20 skillset, partnered with both companies' continuous improvement mindset, and a disciplined plan-do-check-act (PDCA) management approach — producing a broader offering and higher service levels for our customers, growth opportunities for our associates, and compelling expected financial returns for our shareholders, including enhanced growth, cost synergy-driven margin expansion, attractive ROIC, and earnings accretion."
"Among the many benefits Altra brings, a particularly notable one is the infusion of additional talent into our combined business, to help support and guide our many growth and free cash flow enhancement initiatives. Importantly, Regal Rexnord and Altra are a terrific cultural fit, with a shared commitment to integrity, customer success, and continuous improvement. We are confident that these shared values and complementary businesses will help facilitate a seamless transition and support our continued success."
Rakesh Sachdev, non-executive chairman, commented, "I, and the entire board, are extremely excited to see Regal Rexnord take this next step in what has been a compelling transformation journey. We are confident, given a proven operational and M&A integration track record, the organization is well positioned to pursue what we believe will be a highly value-enhancing transaction – for Regal Rexnord's associates, its customers, and its shareholders."